If you’re looking for an Alcatraz map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 8 free Alcatraz Island maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Alcatraz is a part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and this page only focuses on the Alcatraz unit. You can also browse the best-selling Alcatraz books on Amazon.
Alcratraz map from the park brochures
Alcatraz cellhouse map
Historical Alcatraz maps
Here’s an 1867 map of Alcatraz Island (550 kb). You can see in this era, it wasn’t yet a prison but a military fort. The defensive barracks shown in the center would later become the citadel and first prison.
The 1910 Alcatraz Island plans map (1.1 mb) is a little hard to read but includes a legend that labels the various proposed buildings to be built. Note how these facility plans preview the current island layout.
This 1910 Alcatraz prison map (500 kb) shows the proposed interior of the main prison building as Colonel Taylor envisioned it. You’ll see that the actual prison was built pretty closely to these plans.
San Francisco lodging map
If you’re looking for a place to stay on your San Francisco visit, you might want to check out the Hotels.com interactive lodging map to the right. You can filter lodging by price, neighborhood, and rating. Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular place to stay of out-of-towners; start by browsing Expedia’s top-rated Fisherman’s Wharf lodging (or Hotels.com’s list). The Wharf is about a 10-minute walk from the Alcatraz ferry.
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